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Up to 400 new jobs with Waikato DHB contractHealth Minister Tony Ryall has announced that Waikato DHB has signed a $118 million construction contract with Hawkins Construction Ltd to build the new Waikato Clinical Centre.
"The 32,000 square-metre, five level building, will create work for between 350 and 400 construction workers," Mr Ryall said.
"This will be a real boost to Hamilton during the recession, providing jobs for many tradesmen and apprentices."
The building will include:
Pre-construction work will begin immediately, with demolition and construction underway early next year.
This project was approved in 2004 and is being funded by the DHB. It is in addition to the $60 million emergency department and acute medical precinct with 100 beds currently under construction.
Date: 23 July 2009
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